City of Kentwood to Host Second Annual Adaptive Recreation Expo

City of Kentwood to Host Second Annual Adaptive Recreation Expo

Jan. 11 Event Will Feature Local Programs and Resources for Individuals of All Abilities

The City of Kentwood invites local organizations and community members of all abilities to its second annual Adaptive Recreation Expo on Thursday, Jan. 11.

The free event will take place 5:30-8 p.m. at the Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE. It is open to all community members, and no ticket or pre-registration is required. The event will feature a variety of local programs and resources for individuals of all abilities and provide opportunities for community members and vendors alike.

“We are proud to host an event that spotlights the local resources available to those with disabilities and their loved ones,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood Parks and Recreation director. “Last year’s event was a success, and we hope to replicate that this year.”

During the event, individuals with disabilities and their loved ones can learn more about a variety of local programs and resources, including recreation opportunities and adaptive equipment demonstrations. Students and community members interested in adaptive recreation can connect with local agencies and learn about volunteer, internship and employment opportunities.

Vendors will have an opportunity to connect directly with potential new clients and volunteers as well as other organizations. 

Organizations participating in the event include Kentwood Parks and Recreation, Artists Creating Together, Beyond26, Conductive Learning Center, Michigan Disability Rights Coalition and many others.

Vendor applications are still being accepted. If your organization is interested in becoming a vendor, contact Ann Przybysz at or 616.656.5284.

The event’s gold sponsors are Estate Planning Legal Services and Strive Recreational Therapy, silver sponsors are Coloplast and Hanger Clinic, and bronze sponsors are Amazon, Care Resources PACE, Comprehensive Therapy Center, Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan, Hunt 2 Heal, Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation, Novo Chiropractor Sports and Wellness Center, Ready for Life and West Michigan Bike and Fitness.

Learn more about the Adaptive Recreation Expo at For more on the City of Kentwood’s adaptive recreation programming, visit